A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare Professionals
This learning program focuses on the practical application of strengths-based engagement and Motivational Interviewing skills when working with girls involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Participants will learn how trauma can impact girls’ development and subsequent behaviors. Learners will be better equipped to engage adolescent girls and to provide them with information on reproductive and sexual health. Through a series of interactive exercises, the program will provide staff the opportunity to practice trauma-informed techniques that they can then use to support girls and young women.
This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in child welfare and juvenile justice.
Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed:
Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:
Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 13 contact hours/1.3 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.
“Out of all the trainings I’ve been to, this was the best!”
—Motivational Interviewing Participant